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Selective Backup

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How to selectively backup and export:

Mac

Documents

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, PDFs, few pictures, should all go to the Tigercat server - but don't use Tigercat for storing large files (see below).

iPhoto and Pictures

These need to be backed up either to Muskrat or to an external hard disk borrowed from circ. BOTH of these options are temporary!

iMovie, FinalCut, iDVD and other larger movie files

These need to be backed up either to Muskrat or with an external hard disk borrowed from circ. BOTH of these options are temporary!

AddressBook

We recommend migrating to Entourage. We do not support AddressBook. There's a drag and drop procedure for importing AddressBook data to Entourage's server-side address list. (Hint: Using drag-and-drop to import contacts, settings, etc. from one program to another is really useful on a Mac! Actually, sometimes it seems to be the only way to import settings.)

Safari Bookmarks

TODO

Firefox Bookmarks

Bookmarks can be easily backed up by going to the Bookmarks menu -> Organize Bookmarks and exporting bookmarks to HTML. I'm not sure how to back up saved passwords, history, etc. other than by manually copying the Firefox user data directory.


PC

Internet Explorer Bookmarks

  • Back up "Favorites" to file: File menu -> Import and Export (in IE7, you might need to right-click on the toolbar to show the File menu)
  • Migrate to Firefox: Firefox has a built-in import feature that will fetch IE's bookmarks.

Linux

All user-specific files and settings are in the /home/username directory. While some minor information in that directory may not be important to the user, you can know with 100% certainty that all user files and data are inside that directory.

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